Commonwealth Journal

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October 5, 2013

Our new Fountain Square: Change can be beautiful

(Continued)

This is the way of time. This is how we change as a community, how we shuffle down that road that some may call “progress” and some may curse, but we never stop and look back. The community that does suffers the fate of Lot’s wife and turns hard and brittle like a pillar of salt.
The Fountain Square that was welcomed Friday by a massive turnout of townspeople is not just a pretty structure but emblematic of those who came to celebrate it. It is us; it is the Somerset of today and tomorrow. It represents all the steps we’ve taken as a citizenry to this point, each brick in the wall like another advancement into the present, and will stand that way until it is time to move on and let our grandchildren have their turn. They will look back at us as they claim their own Somerset. 
The Fountain Square shows us that even though change can feel like a steep price to pay for living on, it can also be a beautiful thing. Let that always be on our minds when we look upon it.

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